There aren’t five love languages, despite claims on TikTok


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LOVE languages have permeated popular culture. On TikTok, videos about them have billions of views. On dating shows such as The Bachelor, contestants reveal their love language to potential suitors to gauge their compatibility, and on dating apps such as Hinge and Bumble, people can display their love language on their profile for potential partners to see before they even go on a first date.

Although today love languages have become a cultural obsession, the original idea had modest origins. Gary Chapman first published The Five Love Languages in 1992, based on his experience as a Southern Baptist pastor…

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